John Wheelock Bingham

21 July 1797–28 October 1830 (Age 33)
Ulster, Ulster Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of John Wheelock

When John Wheelock Bingham was born on 21 July 1797, in Ulster, Ulster Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ozias Bingham, was 47 and his mother, Martha Rutty, was 33. He married Electa Foster after 1821, in Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died on 28 October 1830, in North Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Wheelock Bingham
Electa Foster
Marriage: after 1821
Amanda Bingham
Mary Bingham
Eliza A Bingham
John Wheelock Bingham

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after 1821
Towanda, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 3

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 6

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

Age 11

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from a place in Nottinghamshire called Bingham, from an unattested Old English clan name, Binningas, or an Old English word bing ‘(a) hollow’ + Old English hām ‘homestead’. The name is also established in Ireland.2 Jewish (American): Americanized form of various like-sounding habitational names such as Bingenheimer .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • John W. in entry for John W. Bigelow, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • John Wheelock Bingham, "Find A Grave Index"

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